An articulated arm device that can support and move a payload both horizontally and vertically
The arms may be articulated in either the horizontal or the vertical plane.
A manipulator has a central axis around which the articulated arm assembly rotates. This rotation can be limited to less than 360 degrees or it can be continuous.
Articulated arm manipulators are generally freestanding mounted to the concrete floor, suspended overhead on fixed mounting structures, on a trolley platform and a pair of crane rails, or on a dual track bridge crane.
Manipulators are available with hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric drives.